scheduled tribe. Maryenkirchen. Methane is considered a climate killer. Frauscher Thermal Motors GmbH has developed a new and highly efficient motor that harnesses a greenhouse gas from agriculture.
The “Global Methane Commitment” is one of the most important outcomes of the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow (Scotland) which has just concluded. With their signature, the 100 participating states declare their willingness to strive for a reduction of global methane emissions by at least 30 percent by 2030. Because the greenhouse gas methane is considered a climate killer: the climate-damaging potential of methane is 81.2 times greater than that of CO2 over a period of 20 years, according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Sixth Assessment Report. years. ,Quayle: IPCC, s. 1842Reducing methane emissions is therefore considered the fastest and most effective lever to slow the rate of global warming. According to the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), continuous measures against methane emissions could result in the average global temperature rising by about 0.3 °C more slowly than expected by 2045. ,That: UNEP,
With AlphaGama® technology, Frauscher Thermal Motors GmbH has developed a new engine technology including gas burners to use methane-containing waste gases to generate electrical and thermal energy as well as render them harmful to the atmosphere. has also been developed. “Our main objective during development was to enable technical requirements for the disposal of methane-containing gases in the context of climate protection”, explains Josef Frauscher, managing director. and further: “When it comes to methane emissions, a distinction is made between natural and anthropogenic – i.e. man-made – methane sources. Anthropogenic methane sources are mainly used in cattle breeding (liquid manure), sewage treatment technology and in old landfills The most suitable fuels for engines developed by Frauscher are sewage gases, agricultural biogas and landfill gases, which have methane content in the range of about 20 to 70 percent. While gas-powered petrol engines require 50 percent methane content. The Frauscher engine ignites at a methane content of 14 percent. Until now, such gases could only be rendered harmless by flare.”
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